World University Games - Summer Universiade Belgrade 2009, Serbia, July
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and the World... .....
After - Spectacular Achievements at
(Belgrade, SRB) - Just the day after the Swimming competition concluded
at the 25th World University Games Belgrade 2009, first statistics say
that the ubelievable worthy event held at the Tasmajdan pool. 25 Games
Records were set just in the finals, while additional 15 within the qualifications
and Semi Finals. Eleven results went into Top 10 times ever swam out in
the world. Just few of them have to be mentioned here: Rie Kaneto (JPN)
in the women's 200 breast (2:22.32); Alex Vaderkaay (USA) in the men's
200 Ind.Medley (1:57.5); Ryosuke Irie (JPN) in the men's 100 back (52.60)
while in 200 back (1:54.13); Igor Borysik (UKR) in the men's 200 breast
(2:08.73); Pawel Korzeniowski (POL) in the men's 200 fly (1:54.30); Chad
LaTourette (USA) in the men's 800 free (7:47.24); Svetlana Khokhlova (BLR)
in the women's 50 fly (25.97), etc... Final Universiade 2009 team standings:
United States (10 gold, 12 silver, 4 bronze medals), 2/Japan
6, 14); 3/ Poland (4, 0, 2)...
(Belgrade, SRB) - Swimming competition at the 25th Universiade Belgrade
2009 concluded successfully after seven days... In the Women's 50m Freestyle
winner of the gold medal was GERASIMENYA Aleksandra, BLR (GR
24.62). In the Men's 50m Freestyle, Italian ROLLA Andrea earned
gold (22.16). In the Women's 200m Butterfly, inspite entered as reserve,
Daria, RUS from the lane 8 won with the time of 31.55. In the Women's
200m Butterfly, gold medal is taken from MEHLHORN Annika, GER (2:07.35).
In the Men's 400m Individual Medley, MATCZAK Mateusz, POL (GR
4:12.28). In the Women's 400m Freestyle
PETERSON Kevyn, CAN took
gold in 4:10.01. In the Women's 4x100m Medley Relay, the United States
won (GR 4:01.90).. In the Men's 4x100m
Medley Relay the team of Japan took gold (GR
3:32.80). In this event, SRB team ranked 4th (3:40.21). Final Universiade's
swim team standing: 1/ USA, 2/JPN; 3/ POL
(Belgrade, SRB) - Day - 7 marks the last season of the swimming tournament
at the World University Games Belgrade 2009... In the Women's 400m Freestyle
top three positions were earned by: HEISS Kristen, USA (4:14.64), VORSTER
Leone, RSA (4:15.01) and IOPPI Roberta, ITA (4:16.19). In the Men's 400m
Individual Medley, U.S. swimmer VANDERKAAY Alex touched 1st (4:19.97) in
front of MATCZAK Mateusz, POL (4:20.42) and TIKHONOV Alexander, RUS (4:20.80).
In the Men's 400m Individual Medley, Germany's Team won in 4:09.28, following
by the United States (4:07.42) and Russian Federation (4:07.60)... In the
Men's 4x100m Medley Relay top three teams for the evening finals are: Japan
(3:37.48), United States (3:38.39) and Italy (3:39.40)... Click over
the link bellow for the full official results of the Day-7 preliminaries.
Five GRs, Siladji earned bronze in 50 breast (NR)...
Semi Finals & Finals
(Belgrade, SRB) - Day - 6 of the evening events within the Semi Finals
and Finals many great times were swam out... In the Women's 1500m
Free final, Japan's KIDA Yumi took gold medal (16:24.26). In the
Women's 50m Breast SFs, best time is earned by VOGEL Kerstin, GER (31.38).
In the Men's 100m Butterfly final, Kenya's DUNFORD Jason, took gold
(51.29). In the Women's 200m Free final, Slovenian star ISAKOVIC Sara
won with the time of 1:58.59... In the Men's 50m Free SFs, FESIKOV Sergey,
RUS placed first (GR 22.02). In the
Women's 50m Back final, SAKAI Shiho JPN took gold medal (GR
28.17). In the same event SRB rec holder STRAZMESTER Marica ranked
8th (29.05). In the Men's 200m Back final, IRIE Ryosuke, JPN
swam out very near WR earning gold (GR 1:54.13
).. In the Women's 200m Butterfly SFs, MEHLHORN Annika, GER ranked 1st
(2:09.23). In the Men's 50m Breast final, SWANDER Kevin USA took
gold (GR 27.14), while SILADJI Caba,
SRB ranked 3rd (27.27 NR). In the Women's 50m Free SFs BRANDT Dorothea,
GER ranked 1st (25.13). In the Men's 4x200 Free Relay, JPN team took gold
(Belgrade, SRB) - Day - 6 of the swimming events at the 25th Universiade
finished great as all previous one... In the Women's 50m Breaststroke the
top positioned for the afternoon SFs was KIM Dal Eun, KOR (31.30) in front
of VOGEL Kerstin GER (31.76)... In the most popular event Men's 50m Freestyle,
DUNFORD David H. (KEN) touched first (22.29).. In the Women's 200m
Butterfly, top places was SERIKOVA Oksana UKR (25.36) in front of Aussie
MILLS Alice (25.39). In the last morning event Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay,
first three positions were caught by Japan (7:19.27), USA (7:22.62)
and RUS (7:23.35)... From the members of the Serbian squad, this morning
Nadja Higl canceled 50 breast, Boris Stojanovic ranked 29th in the Men's
50 Freestyle (23.36), while Milas Silaski ranked 49th (24.85). In the Women's
50 Free Miroslava Najdanovski ranked 24th (26.25). while Sandra Milovic
touched the wall as 42nd (27.89)...
Six new GRs, Second Silver for Serbia's Nadja Higl...
Semi Finals & Finals
(Belgrade, SRB) - Day - 5 of the swimming events at the 25th Universiade
concluded again with the new Games records... In the Men's 1500m Freestyle
final, Poland's rec holder STANCZYK Przemyslaw picked up gold (GR
14:51.06), in front of LATOURETTE Chad, USA and Italian star COLBERTALDO
Federico. In the Women's 200m Free SFs, top time was set by ISAKOVIC Sara,
SLO (1:58.96). In the Men's 100m Butterfly SFs, DUNFORD Jason, KEN touched
first (GR 50.85). In the Women's 200m
Breast final KANETO Rie won gold (GR
2:22.32), while Serbia's rec holder HIGL Nadja took silver medal
(2:24.20). In the Men's 100 Free final, Russia's FESIKOV Sergey
took gold (48.43). In the Women's 50m Backstroke SFs, top positioned was
XU Tianlongzi, CHN (28.40). Serbia's STRAZMESTER Marica ranked 7th
(NR 28.97). In the Men's 200m Backstroke SFs IRIE Ryosuke, JPN touched
first (GR 1:56.03). In the Women's 100m Butterfly
final WILSON Hannah, HKG earned gold (GR
58.24). In the last evening event, in the Men's 50m Breast SFs, ranked
1st was SILVA Felipe, BRA (GR 27.23), while
SILADJI Caba, SRB placed 3rd (27.31 NR)...
(Belgrade, SRB) - Day - 5 of the swimming events at the 25th Universiade
started with the morning qualifications.. In the Men's 200m Backstroke
top three positioned were: IRIE Ryosuke, JPN (1:58.40), RESS Eric, FRA
(1:59.18) and SCHIRK Patrick, USA (2:00.30)... In the Women's 200m Freestyle,
far best was Slovenian swimmer ISAKOVIC Sara (1:59.57)... In this
event, OSTOJIC Milica, SRB ranked 23 (2:04.18), while MILOVIC Sandra, SRB
placed 40th (2:16.30). In the Men's 100m Butterfly, top three places were
caught by DUNFORD Jason, KEN (52.22), IRIE Shimpei, JPN (52.52) and BRADY
Christopher, USA (52.40). In the Women's 50m Backstroke best time for the
evening SFs was set by XU Tianlongzi, CHN (28.71) ... In this event SRB
competitor STRAZMESTER Marcia placed 11th (29.47), while DIKANOVIC Danijela
touched 30th (31.19). In the Men's 50m Breaststroke, best three were: SILVA
Felipe BRA (GR 27.45), DUGONJIC Damir, SLO
(27.66) and GOMES JR. Joao, BRA (27.69).. SRB rec holder SILDAJI Caba was
ranked 4th (27.79). Second SRB competitor in this discipline was HAMZIC
Zlatan (29.21) ranked 30th. The last event of the moning sessions was the
Women's 1500m Freestyle.... See the complete results.
Four GRs this evening, Nadja Higl set GR & NR...
Semi Finals & Finals
(Belgrade, SRB) - Day - 4 evening SF & F were delayed for the
unbelievable storm that over flown Belgrade. Despite that, great performances
could be seen in the evening events. In the Women's 800m Free final, gold
medal was picked up by SPRAGUE Whitney, USA (8:32.71).. In the
Women's 200m IM final, OHLGREN Ava, USA (GR
2:12.07) earned second gold for the USA this evening. In the Men's 100m
Free SFs, top positioned was U.S. swimmer COPELAND William (48.53). In
the same event Serbia's SILJEVSKI Radovan ranked 8th (49.50). In the Women's
100m Butterfly SFs, WILSON Hannah, HKG swam out the best time of 58.52.
In the Men's 200m Breast final, BORYSIK Igor, UKR caught gold (GR
2:08.73). In the Women's 100m Back final, SAKAI Shiho, JPN earned
gold (1:00.30) in front of MURDOCH Katy CAN (1:00.92). In the Men's 200m
Butterfly final, Poland's athlete KORZENIOWSKI Pawel, took gold
(GR 1:54.30). In the Women's 200m Breast semis,
Serbia's swimmer HIGL Nadja set new NR and GR
(2:23.34) placing first for tomorrow's final. In the Men's 50m Backstroke,
Japan's swimmer KOGA Junya earned gold medal (GR 24.63) followed
by his team mate IRIE Ryosuke (25.05)... In the last event, Women's 4x200m
Free Relay final, USA team won with the time of 8:00.49...
(Belgrade, SRB) - Day - 4 in the morning qualifications, as it was
in the three previous one brought marvelous swimming... Here is the
review of the complete results of the top athletes. In the Women's
200m Breaststroke, Japan's swimmer KANETO Rie (2:25.28) and Serbia's HIGL
Nadja (2:26.35) earned the top positions for the evening semi finals...
In the Men's 100m Freestyle 68 competitors took part in the preliminaries...
Russia's FESIKOV Sergey ranked 1st (48.47) in front of PROSSER Cameron
from Australia (49.04) and LANG Flori SUI (49.21)...In the same event,
Serbia's record holder SILJEVSKI Radovan ranked 10th (49.83) and earned
the lane for the evening semi finals. In the Women's 100m Butterfly, WILSON
Hannah HKG placed first (59.21)... In the Men's 1500m Freestyle, French
competitor ROUAULT Sebastien ranked 1st (15:24.13) in front of LATOURETTE
Chad, USA (15:24.73) and Poland's swimmer STANCZYK Przemyslaw (15:24.96)...
Click the link bellow to open up the official results data base...
(Belgrade, SRB) - Day - 3 evening Semis & Finals brought another great
swim achievements... In the Men's 800m Free final, the U.S. swimmer
Chad earned gold medal (7:47.24 GR)...In
the Men's 200m Breaststroke SFs, the top positioned was MAHONEY Sean (USA),
in 2:09.79... In the Women's 200m IM semis, top time set OHLGREN Ava (USA)
in 2:13.23.. In the Men's 200m Freestyle, gold medal was picked up by Japan's
Sho (1:47.63 ). Serbia's swimmers MARKOVIC Djordje (1:49.15 NR) was
ranked 5th, while SILJEVSKI Radovan placed 8th (1:49.96)... In the Women's
100m Breaststroke Italian BOGGIATTO Chiara took gold medal
(1:07.15 GR), while SRB rec holder
Nadja earned silver medal (1:07.80). In the Men's 200m Butterfly SFs,
Japan's KANEDA Kazuya swam out the best time (1:56.39). In the Women's
100m Freestyle final,, WILSON Hannah (HKG)
took gold (54.35 GR), while Serbia's NAJDANOVSKI
Miroslava devided 3rd position and bronze medal with the U.S. swimmer
KENNEDY Madison (54.96). In the Men's 200m Individual Medley final, VANDERKAAY
Alex (USA) won with the time of 1:57.58 (GR).
In the Women's 100m Backstroke SFs, SAKAI Shiho, JPN positioned 1st (1:00.23
while Canada's MURDOCH Katy also swam better the old GR (1:00.67).
In the last evening event, in Men's 50m Backstroke SFs, Japan's KOGA Junya
ranked 1st (24.74 GR).
(Belgrade, SRB) - Day - 3 started with the morning prelims... In the
Men's 200m Butterfly
heats, the best times for the evening
SFs were set by TPE - HSU Chi-Chieh (1:57.86). JPN -
SAKATA Ryusuke (1:58.07) and POL - KORZENIOWSKI Pawel
(1:58.25)... In the Women's 200m IM KITAGAWA Asami JPN (2:15.08) and OHLGREN
Ava, USA (2:15.40) earned top times. In the Men's 200m Breast, LTU swimmer
TITENIS Giedrius set new GR (2:11.74) and positioned 1st. In the Women's
100m Backstroke, Japanese SAKAI Shiho set new GR (1:00.74) followed by
Canada's MURDOCH Katy (1:00.87). In the Men's 50m Backstroke first thre
ebest times were set by IRIE Ryosuke, JPN (GR 25.16); LANG Flori,
SUI (25.36) and KOGA Junya, JPN (25.56). In the same discipline Serbia's
swimmer KOPAS Ivan ranked 34th (27.03 LBT)... Click the link bellow to
find out the complete Day-3 results reports.
Almost every race concluded with new Games Record
Semi Finals & Finals
(Belgrade, SRB) - Day - 2 in the evening semis and finals, the unbelievable
results confirmed spectacular swimmin. In the Men's 50m Fly final Slovenia's
Jernej earned gold medal (23.41), while Serbia's LENDJER Ivan
ranked 6th (23.73)... In the Women's 100m Free semi finals, Serbia's NAJDANOVSKI
Miroslava (NR) and Hong Kong's WILSON Hannah
divided 1st place (54.73)...In the Men's 100m Back final
JPN took gold (52.60
In the Women's 50m Fly final, Belarus KHOKHLOVA Svetlana took
gold (GR 25.97).. In the Men's 100m
Breast final BORYSIK Igor (UKR) earned gold (GR
59.53), while Serbia's SILADJI Caba ranked 5th (1:00.02). In the Women's
100m Breast SFs, Japan's NOSE Hitomi positioned 1st (1:07.86), while Serbia's
HIGL Nadja ranked 3rd (NR 1:08.07). In the
Men's 200m Ind.Medley semi finals, the U.S. swimmer VANDERKAAY Alex ranked
1st (GR 1:59.09).. In the Women's 200m Back
final, Britain's PROUD Sephanie, took gold medal (GR
2:08.91)... In the last Day-2 events, there were two heats in the Men's
200 Freestyle. Top positioned was UCHIDA Sho, JPN (1:49.19), while MARKOVIC
Djordje, SRB ranked 2nd with the new NR (1:48.34)...
(Belgrade, SRB) - Day - 2 in the morning prelims, few great results were
swam out... Here is the review of the top times in the finished events...
In the Men's 200m Freestyle JPN swimmer UCHIDA Sho set the best time
of 1:48.78. In the same event two Serbia's athletes SILJEVSKI Radovan placed
4th (1:49.36) and MARKOVIC Djordje 8th (1:49.88) both earned positions
in the evening Semi Finals.. In the Women's 100m Breaststroke, Serbia's
swimmer HIGL Nadja ranked first (1:08.30 NR) followed by the U.S. swimmer
REEMAN Katlin placed first (1:08.33).. In the Men's 200m Individual Medley
the USA athlete MAHONEY Sean ranked first (2:00.48).. In the
Women's 100m Freestyle top position for SF earned AUS swimmer MILLS
Alice (55.15, while Serbia's record holder NAJDANOVSKI Miroslava
touched 14th (56.66), while OSTOJIC Milica was placed 36th (59.03). In
the last morning event, in the Men's 800m Freestyle Poland's athlete STANCZYK
Przemyslaw (Universiade 2009 champion in 400 free and record holder) ranked
first with the time of 8:00.15.. Click the link bellow to open-up or download
the full official results of the Day-2 prelims...
Seven new GRs, Serbia's Men's couple earned finals...
Semi Finals & Finals
(Belgrade, SRB) - Day -1 in the evening semis and finals, spectacular results
have appeared. In the Men's 400 free final, STANCZYK Przemyslaw (POL)earned
gold medal in 3:46.72 (GR). In the Women's
50m Fly semis, best time was set by MACCAGNOLA Cristina (26.46 GR).
In the Men's 100 back semis, IRIE Ryosuke (JPN) ranked 1st
(52.87 GR). Second final this evening was
the Women's 400m IIM in which, the U.S. swimmer OHLGREN Ava earned
the gold medal (4:40.61)... In the Men's 100 breast semis, Serbia's SILADJI
Caba touched first overall (59.90 GR and new
NR)... In the Women's 200m Backstroke semis, Britain's swimmer PROUD Stephanie
set the best time overall in 2:10.27... In the Men's 50 butterfly, Kenia'sDUNFORD
Jason ranked first with the time of 23.09 (GR),
while Serbia' LENDJER Ivan caught 4thposition for tomorrow's final (23.61).
The final races of the relays in the Women's 4x100 free winner is
(3:41.81), while in the Men's, the USA squad earned gold (3:14.74
See the official results...
Day-1 of the swimming events of the 25th World University Games eclosed
the next discipline: Men's 400m Freestyle, Women's 50m Butterfly, Men's
100m Backstroke, Women's 400m Individual Medley, Men's 100m Breaststroke,
Women's 200m Backstroke, Men's 50m Butterfly, Women's and Men's 4x100m
Within the moning session few worthy results have been swam out... In the
men's 400 free Italian COLBERTALDO Federico (GR
3:48.14); in the women's 50 fly Italian MACCAGNOLA Cristina -
(26.90); in the men's 100 back IRIE Ryosuke, JPN (53.64); in the
women's 400 Ind.Medley American OHLGREN Ava (4:44.50); in the men's
100 breaststroke swimmer from NZL FERRIF Nicholas (1:00.58), while
Serbia's SILADJI Caba ranked 4th (1:00.84); in the women's 200 backstroke,
Britain's PROUD Stephanie (2:10.92;) in the men's 50 fly Slovenia's
GODEC Jernej (GR 23.43), Serbian star
LENDJER Ivan caught the 4th position for the semi-finals (23.75)... In
the women's and men's relay 4x100 free, the highest positions were caught
by the squad of United States (3:42.91) and (3:16.25) respectively...
Matt Jaukovic (AUS) - quarantined for Virus H1N1...
Our unconfirmed info from July 02 as well as our appeal to Ms. Jodie
Taylor, High Performance Coordinator of the Australian team in Belgrade
yesterday to feed us with the exact info about the influenced athlete from
their delegation, now make reality... Informed officialy by the Australian
University Sport and the Swimming Australia, Matt Jaukovic, ex-world
record holder in 50 fly (SCM), student of the University of Sydney, withdraws
from 25th World University Games...
In a joint press release today, Australian University Sport and Swimming
Australia Limited announced that Australian swimmer Matthew Jaukovic has
withdrawn from competition at the 25th Universiade due to viral bronchial
pneumonia and confirmed positive to the H1N1 virus. Matthew is recovering
and is being cared for through the Military Hospital Belgrade, Serbia in
consultation with Australian University Sport team doctors. Matthew was
expected to race in both the men’s 50m and 100m Butterfly at the Tasmajdan
swimming complex in Belgrade next week.Head Coach of the Australian Swimming
Team for the Universiade, Leigh Nugent added that Matt was an important
part of our squad and his presence will be missed by the 12 strong swimming
team that includes Olympic Gold medallist, Alice Mills.
This spring at the Santa Clara (Calif.) Invitational, when she finished
2nd to world champion and Olympic medalist Leisel Jones (AUS) in the 200
breast Katy Freeman exploded as a new American swim hope (breastroker)..
For her last school year at the University of California Santa Barbara
(UCSB) Katy took part at the 2009 NCAA Championship, where in the women's
200 yd. breast she was ranked 8th. Originally a backstroker, Freeman took
up the breaststroke as a teenager and quickly found her niche. At UCSB,
she trains with the distance freestyle swimmers rather than the sprint
breaststrokers because her style and tempo favor the longer distance breaststroke
event. For the USA swimming web page on her way to Serbia, Katy said: "I
really feel like I'm going into it blind because, aside from my U.S. teammates,
I know almost nothing about the competition"...The United States is sending
a total of 26 swimmers to Belgrade. The American swimmers roster were chosen
based on their performance at the 2008 U.S. Open Championships been held
in Minneapolis, Minn.
Here is the full roster of the American swim team. Women:Lyndsay
DePaul (Orange, Calif.), Kelsey Ditto (Austin, Texas), Katy Freeman (Concord,
Calif.), Kristen Heiss (Casper, Wyo.), Madison Kennedy (Avon, Conn.),
Michele King (York, Pa.), Michelle McKeehan (Franklin, Ind.), Chelsea Nauta
(Tampa, Fla.), Emily Neal (Plano, Texas), Ava Ohlgren (Northville, Mich.),
Lauren Rogers (Concord, Calif.), Morgan Scroggy (Aurora, Ore.) and Amanda
Sims (Santa Rosa, Calif.)... Men: Bobby Bollier (Mission Hills,
Kan.), Chris Brady (Wilmington, Del.), Clark Burckle (Louisville, Ky.),
Tyler Clary (Riverside, Calif.), William Copeland (Lexington, Va.), John
Criste (Saugus, Calif.), Chad LaTourette (Mission Viejo, Calif.), Sean
Mahoney (Rio Vista, Calif.), Eric McGinnis (Raleigh, N.C.), Matt Patton
(Charlotte, N.C.), Scot Robison (Charlotte, N.C.), Kevin Swander (Carmel,
Ind.) and Rex Tullius (Port Orange, Fla.)..
The Organizing Board of the 25th World University Games has started issuing
today the preliminary lists of all 40 events (disciplines) which will be
held in the swimming competition... Despite some participants are omitted,
prior to corrections would be made, this is the possibility for the swimmers
and coaches to be oriented about the concurrents, some psych analyzing,
The Organizing Board has inaugurated the quality PHP data base at the official
web site, so the on-line monitoring would be provided. Beside that, the
PDF and HTM reports will be available in each discipline in the preliminaries,
semi-finals and finals...
At the pool deck the large score board would provide the instant monitoring
and the official timings for every event. Stay here with us, while
we hope we'll have the confirmed entries until the end of the evening (of
every entered participants )...
Boggiatto leads Italian 38-swimmers delegation...
The Italian 38-swimmers delegation will be leaded by its best women's breastroker
Boggiato. Chiara, Italian record holder is born in the town of Moncalieri
in 1986. Specialist of 50m, 100m and 200m breast, equally in SC and LC.
She won in career 28 Italian titles. Her significant Euro risen started
in Trieste for the Euro Champs 2005 (bronze medals in 100 & 200 breast).
This year in Riccione (ITA) Chiara set NR in 100 breast (1:08.09), while
at the recent Mediterranean Games 2009 she picked up silver medal
in 200 breast (2:26.84). Her brother is Alessio Boggiato former world champion
in 400 IM and Olympian (Sidney, Athens and Beijing).
Team - leaded by Matt Jaukovic (Sydney University)...
Australia sent one of the most crowded teams at the Belgrade Universiade...
The 185-strong Australian delegation in all sports, led by Chef of the
Mission Martin Roberts, consists of 19 Olympians attending as either
competitors or coaches, highlighting the high standard of the competition
at the World University Summer Games. Announcing the national team in the
middle of June, Kate Ellis, the Hon. Minister for Youth and Sport underlined
the importance of sport in university life. "The upcoming
government reforms will help to sustain university sporting teams
and facilities – promoting active and healthy lifestyles on campus and
fostering the development of future Australian athletes” Ms Ellis said.
members of the coach board: Head Coach Leigh Nugent, Manager
Coach Stephen Alderman, Physiotherapist
Harms... Here is the full roster of the AUS Swimming Team: Craig Calder
(University of Canberra), Amy Cockerton (Monash University), Matthew Jaukovic
(The University of Sydney), Gene Kubala (Bond University(), Thomas Miller
(The University of Sydney), Alice Mills (University of Canberra), Jonathon
Newton (The University of Sydney), Theodore Pasialis (University of Sydney),
Cameron Prosser (University of Canberra), Lloyd Townsing (The University
Team - most serious swim squad in Belgrade...
One of the serious prepared national selections for the swimming competition
at the 25th Universiade 2009 is Canada... 42 swimmers (4 Olympians) are
selected due to the standards that were defined in 2008. Two crucial
trials were CIS Championships, in February and Spring National Championships
in March 2009, (held at theUniversity of Toronto). Have to be mentioned
that 11 members of the University of Calgary Dinos swim program are on
the team, along with head coach Mike Blondal and assistant coach
Anderson. The University of Calgary Dionis won their first-ever CIS
women's title in 2009 and finished second on the men's side. The
Dinos make up more than one quarter of the team headed to Belgrade.
Beside them here are also students from other Canadian as well as the USA
universities. Highlighting the selection for the Universiade is the Olympic
foursome of BrianJohns of Richmond, B.C., KeithBeavers
of Waterloo, Ont., Richard Hortness of Medicine Hat, Alta and Matt
Rose of Lindsay, Ont.
Here is the full roster of the Canadian Team: Women - Jennifer Carroll,
Jessika Craig, Melanie Dodds, Paméla Filiatrault-Veilleux,
Laval, Breanna Hendriks, Tara Ivanitz, Marie-Soleil Jean-Lachapelle,
Haylee Johnson, Jessica Johnson, Hanna Kubas, Allison Long,
Heather Maitland, Seanna Mitchell, Katelyn Murdoch, Hayley
Nell, Kevyn Peterson, Hanna Pierse, Marie-Pier Ratelle and Kayla
Voytechek. Men - Kelly Aspinall, Warren Barnes, Keith
Beavers, Ray Betuzzi, Steven Bielby, Rory Biskupski, Jonathan
Blouin, Zack Chetrat, Xavier Desharnais, David Dimitrov,
Philippe Dubreuil, Richard Hortness, Brian Johns, Bryn Jones,
Marco Monaco, Nicolas Murray, Callum Ng, Matt Rose, David Sharpe, Matthew
Swanston, Chris Tobin and Brian Yakiwchuk...
(Belgrade, SRB) - The 25th Summer Universiade is opened this evening in
Belgrade. Prior to that event that has been organized at the Belgrade Arena,
the glamurous defile of more then 7,500 athletes and officials from all
continents (144 countries) concluded at the route from the Belvile Sports
village to the main hall. George Killian, President of the FISU and
Serbia's Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic marked the start of this biggest
sports events ever held in Serbia... Showing the open hearts of the Belgrade
citizens, Vlade Divac, now President of the Serbian Olympic Committee said
these days: "I welcome all the athletes, and I hope they will get to know
the beauty of our coutry, our culture and our people. Evribody knows that
Serbia has great sports tradition and warm and generous people".
According to the info been reached from the organizer of the swimming competition
61 coutries will be presented by the Tasmajdan pool. Up to now 608 participants
overall are already entered in 40 disciplines all 7-day events (July 05
to July 11)...
Conference of FISU and UB2009 Organization Committee
(Belgrade, SRB) - At the UB 2009 press conference hall today, the joining
between the President of the International University Sport Federation
(FISU) and UB2009 Organization Committee held... In his first turning to
media, George Killian said: "When I visited DIF two months ago I
thought it should be the worst place I had ever been to. When I returned
to DIF again, I saw something I could hardly believe my eyes. In only a
few weeks DIF has been completely revamped. I was given a promise and the
promise was kept. If I were a university professor I would give our hosts
A plus"... The deputy premier of the Serbian Government, also the
Head of the Organizing Board of the 25th Universiade, Bozidar Djelic
explained: "The Universiade is a reflection of the Republic of Serbia.
It doesn't mean that this Universiade will be inferior to previous one.
I believe that we can do better with less money. We thank FISU for understanding
our situation, because their understanding has saved us six million Euro
we would have otherwise spent on the opening ceremony. I would like to
point out that the organization of the Universiade has once again brought
to the fore proverbial Serbian resourcefulness." Djelic used to inform
media representatives that athletes were delighted with the University
Village. "Our guests are students from the four corners of the world. They
are satisfied with the quality of sports venues, accommodation, and food.
The opening ceremony will be preceded by a grand parade of all participants.
The Universiade is an international
sporting and cultural festival (developed and organized by the FISU
- International University Sports Federation), which is staged every two
years in a different city and which is second in importance only to the
Olympic Games. Summer and Winter Universiade are ogranized. The Summer
Universiade consists of 12 compulsory sports (Athletics - Basketball -
Fencing - Football - Gymnastics - Judo - Swimming - Diving - Water Polo
- Table Tennis - Tennis - Volleyball) and up to three optional sports chosen
by the host country. The record figures are 7,805 participants in Izmir,
Turkey in 2005 and 174 countries in Daegu, Korea in 2003.
Univerzijada je medjunarodni sportski
i kulturni festival (razvijen i u organizaciji FISU - Medjunarodne univerzitetske
sportske federacije), koja se odrzava svake druge godine u razlicitom gradu
u svetu i nalazi se na drugom mestu po znacaju odmah iza Olimpijade. Odrzavaju
se letnje i zimske Univerzijade. Letnju Univerzijadu cini 12 sportova
(Atletika - Kosarka - Macevanje - Fudbal Gimnastika - Judo - Plivanje -
Skokovi u vodu - Vaterpolo - Stoni tenis - Tenis i Odbojka), kao i najvise
3 opciona sporta po izboru domacina. Rekordan broj ucesnika od 7.805 sportista
bio je u Izmiru (Turska) 2005. god., a najveci broj zemalja ucesnica 174
u Deageu (Koreja) 2003.god.
The Universiades are open to all
students - athletes that have not been out of university or its equivalent
for more than a year and that are between 17 and 28 years old. Any association
which belongs to FISU may enter a team or an individual competitor. Entries
are accepted from any country which is eligible for the Olympic Games and
from any national federation which is affiliated to an appropriate International
Univerzijada je otvorena za sve
studente - sportiste koji su redovni clanovi univerziteta ili ekvivalentinih
ustanova vise od 1 godine u starosnoj dobi od 17 - 28 god. Bilo koja
asocijacija clanica FISU-a moze da prijavi svoj tim ili individualnog takmicara.
Prijave su validne i iz bilo koje zemlje koja moze da ima ucesce na Olimpijadi
i iz bilo koje nacionalne asocijacije koja je uclanjena u odgovarajucu
In Belgrade, for the upcoming 25th
Summer Universiade, 15 sports are at the program - among them the Swimming.
It is expected more the 7,000 participants from about 150 countries.. A
place for the swimming events (in 40 disciplines for 7 days) will
Tasmajdan water polo and swim center...
ce, tokom predstojece 25-te Univerzijade biti 15 sportova na programu,
medju kojima i plivanje. Ocekuje se ucesce preko 7,000 takmicara iz oko
150 zemalja.. Mesto plivackih dogadjaja (40 disciplina tokom 7 dana),
bice dobro poznati vaterpolo i plivacki centar Tasmajdan...
Tasmajdan swim center in Belgrade, host place of many famous events in